I have a wide foot and a high instep. Fit is snug, but comfortable and the boot is stiff on the way down. Can’t imagine that the boots could be any lighter and still ski so well.
I cannot review the boots until they arrive - I’m still waiting for delivery!
I tried to replace my Vulcan’s with Hoji’s both tour and free, as well as the Tecnica pro tour. I didn’t fit the Hoji as well amd felt the Vulcan skied as well, or better than the Tecnica, which is quite narrow. Tried to fit the Tecnica with a plug race liner from Intuition but still wasn’t happy. Went back to the tried and true Vulcan which has served me well for years. I tour without the tongue and ski areas with the tongue in place.
I feel very lucky to have found a shop with such a great selection of ski touring and skimo gear, and am happy to drive ~2hrs to go to this shop. Perhaps most importantly, they have extensive knowledge and experience with the products they sell, unlike many alpine ski and snowboard shops that happen to stock a few AT/skimo products. The CC staff have been super helpful in guiding my gear choices, as well as super reasonable and competitive on pricing, as well as super fast and efficient on the shop work (e.g. mounts, adjustments, etc.)... only great experiences so far, and will go out of my way to work with Doug, Randy, Aaron, Paul, (and their other staff!) for my future AT/skimo needs. Only super minor negative thing to say is that they can get crowded with customers after work, lunchtime etc... so if you are able to stop by weekdays and/or morning or mid-afternoon it will be calmer!